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Ingrown toe nail - know your treatment options

In medical terms, an ingrown toenail is also referred to as onychocryptosis. They can occur both in men and women with sweaty feet. Diabetic and older people are at higher risk of toenails. Read to find more.

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Ingrown toe nail - know your treatment options

In medical terms, an ingrown toenail is also referred to as onychocryptosis. They can occur both in men and women with sweaty feet. Diabetic and older people are at higher risk of toenails. Read to find more.

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Condition

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What is Ingrown Toe Nail?

Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. The result is pain, inflamed skin, swelling and, sometimes, an infection. Ingrown toenails usually affect the big toe.view more

How to diagnose an ingrown toe nail?

Physical Examination Xray

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Condition

Condition one

What is Ingrown Toe Nail?

Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. The result is pain, inflamed skin, swelling and, sometimes, an infection. Ingrown toenails usually affect the big toe.

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How to diagnose an ingrown toe nail?

Physical Examination Xray

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Causes

  • Wearing shoes that crowd the toenails
  • Cutting toenails too short or not straight across
  • Injuring a toenail
  • Nail infections

Symptoms

  • Pain and tenderness
  • Inflamed skin
  • Swelling
  • Infection

Causes

  • Wearing shoes that crowd the toenails
  • Cutting toenails too short or not straight across
  • Injuring a toenail
  • Nail infections

Symptoms

  • Pain and tenderness
  • Inflamed skin
  • Swelling
  • Infection

When to go for surgery? What would be the complication if not operated?

Home treatment To treat your ingrown toenail at home, try: soaking your feet in warm water for about 15 to 20 minutes three to four times per day (At other times, your shoes and feet should be kept dry. pushing skin away from the toenail edge with a cotton ball soaked in olive oil If the toenail does not respond to home treatments or an infection occurs, you may need surgery. In cases of infection, stop all home treatments and see your doctor. Surgical treatment There are different types of surgical treatments for ingrown toenails. Partial nail removal only involves removing the piece of nail that is digging into your skin. According to the NHS, partial nail removal is 98 percent effective for preventing future ingrown toenails. Total nail removal may be used if your ingrown nail is caused by thickening.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Prevention involves proper nail trimming, wearing, properly fitted shoes, and good foot hygiene

Incorrect nail trimming, tight shoes, injury.

Side effects are generally minimal,might include minor pain or discomfort.